I don't read Seth's blog enough, but a recent tweet caught my eye about a laziness post. The gist is old laziness was physical labor, new laziness is emotional labor. This was a fun bus-ride-home introspect. I'm definitely guilty of being emotionally lazy but I'm as busy as ever. I felt the same way as a practitioner - working a ton and not improving enough. It's so much easier to work on reactionary drivers in security. Nothing wrong with reacting, we have to be good at it, but it does have an opportunity cost.
For me, it takes a lot of energy to set aside all the demands, think strategically, and execute on that strategy. And then it hit me: what I'm doing now is making it easier (less emotional labor) to execute on security strategically.
Doing everything at once as a security pro drove me nuts. So crazy that I started a company to reduce the emotional labor of running a fun, proactive security program. Why? Because I'm lazy! Ha.
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